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Magazine articles on balsa gliders
Waltham, Chris. "The Flight of a Balsa Glider." American Journal of Physics 67.7 (1999): 620. JEWL Search Web. 25 October 2018
Abstract: Provides an analysis of the balance of forces on the flight of a balsa toy glider. Inclusion of all the basic features of the flight in the calculation; Examination of the differences between the flight of small objects and full-sized aircraft; Measurement of the experimental drag coefficient.
Hewitt, Ben. "Cheap Thrills." Popular Mechanics 183.10 (2006): 72-75. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 23 Sept. 2012.
Abstract: The writer discusses five weekend construction projects that cost less than $30: building a spud gun, rocket car, trebuchet, and balsa glider, and taking aerial photographs using a camera attached to a kite. Includes links to external web sites for more information on plans and physics.
"Super Glider." Mother Earth News 94.(1985): 38. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 23 Sept. 2012.
Abstract: A glider is fun to fly, inexpensive to make, and can teach a lot about the way air currents work. If the current is right, a well-constructed glider will travel several hundred yards. To get the best performance from a glider, be sure to launch it before there is a strong burst of wind, and at a slight angle, so that it can gain some height before catching the wind. Instructions for constructing a balsa-wood glider are provided.
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Books on balsa gliders
Silent Wings by
Call Number: 629.133133 L57s
Publication Date: 1976